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Alejandro Quin publishes "Authoritarianism, Cultural History and Political Resistance in Latin America: Exposing Paraguay"

This co-edited volume explores the complex interactions between culture and politics in post-independence Paraguay, situating Paraguayan cultural, intellectual, and political history within the broader field of Latin American Studies.

Christopher Lewis Receives Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities

Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.

Professors and Librarians Using Digital Humanities to Teach Class on Immigration

Students in a new course, “Coming to America,” taught by a German and a Spanish professor are learning about immigration. The course combines this timely topic with cutting-edge research in the digital humanities in a hands-on way.

Jane Hacking, Associate Professor of Russian, Receives Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the Profession

On Friday February 2, 2018, Jane Hacking was presented with the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and European Languages (AATSEEL) 2017 Outstanding Contribution to the Profession award.


Featured Courses

Voices from the Empire

Voices from Empire

Empire and the Lusotropicalist Myth in the literature of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, and Goa.

Featured Students

Featured Student Gus Gochnour

Gus Gochnour

"It has been a blast interning in Germany’s capital for the last 4 months. Learning about the German culture, and language in the class room is one thing, but being able to live and breathe German every day is a special experience."

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Nathan Devir

New Children of Israel:  Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. This comparative ethnographic study presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself!

Our faculty-led Learning Abroad programs offer the opportunity to study language and culture in a number of countries across the world.

World Languages & Cultures Student and Alumni Interviews

Lee Wohlgemuth
German BA 1970, MA 1973

 Jonah Katz 
Asian Studies and Chinese

Ted Buckwalter
MA in French Literature, 1995 

Annie Omer 
Spanish Teaching 


Last Updated: 3/7/18